UP: Godman kidnaps woman disciple

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Ghaziabad, Mar 7: A 27-year-old woman diciple was allegedly kidnapped by a 41-year-old self-style godman from her house last month, police said on Saturday, Mar 6.

Police have registered a case on Saturday, Mar 6 and initiated a hunt for the self-styled godman Anup Kumar Sahai, alias Swami Ji, for kidnapping Priyanka Srivastava alias Dolly, an MBA graduate.

"Priyanka had gone missing from her house in Sector-7, Raj Nagar on Feb 15. The family claimed she was kidnapped by Anup," Rajesh Chaudhary, inspector in-charge said.

Priyanka's mother Sudha Srivastava said that her daughter had gone to buy milk but did not return home.

"Sahai said he wanted to marry my daughter and was constantly pressurizing us. He even threatened to kidnap her if we did not allow the marriage," Sudha Srivastava said.

"Since then, he has been calling us from different mobile numbers and sending us mobile texts stating that the girl was with him and that he would marry her soon. Priyanka had been complaining about harassment by him," she said.

"After my husband died in 2004, Priyanka went into depression and underwent treatment from several doctors. I was advised to refer her to Sahai as he was good at spiritual remedies," she said.

"He started coming to our house and eyed her with wrong intentions. He insisted that he wanted to get married to Priyanka for which he promised to give Rs 50 lakh-Rs 1 crore to her," she added.

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